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Forum: RV-10 12-10-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm not sure if it's 'safe' but I've taxied a...

I'm not sure if it's 'safe' but I've taxied a number of times just holding the door a few inches open. I have my AC up and going now so when it's hot I turn it on.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,858
Posted By AviatorJ
In my case I can't cut the power to either panel...

In my case I can't cut the power to either panel without physically removing the connector. I typically upgrade my MFD first, then the PFD.. do the menu thing then turn on all the avionics. Seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a G3X with a 3-axis AP. I activate APR as...

I have a G3X with a 3-axis AP. I activate APR as I'm turning inbound for the IF. There is an audible alert for TOD (Might just say "altitude"), visual queues on the G3X and all that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By AviatorJ
Tailcone Harness management

https://i.postimg.cc/21qDzqbQ/IMG-1912.jpg (https://postimg.cc/21qDzqbQ)

Above is a picture of my Magnometer mount and how I previously was holding the harness away from the elevator rod. The CAN...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,655
Posted By AviatorJ
I did a full Garmin setup dual G3X setup. After...

I did a full Garmin setup dual G3X setup. After 100 hours of flying I can honestly say I would do nothing different on my Avionics be it different gear or layout.

The support I've gotten from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By AviatorJ
Just making sure you're aware of the options. I...

Just making sure you're aware of the options. I went with the Garmin one, just to save me the time fiddling with things. I agree though it's a big expensive for what it is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By AviatorJ
You can use the one from Garmin, or the -14 one...

You can use the one from Garmin, or the -14 one from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By AviatorJ
I actually think you're right. I'll mount it in a...

I actually think you're right. I'll mount it in a similar spot and see if I can successfully reach it with my existing harness. If not I 'll make some extensions out of aluminum tubing or something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm actually replacing my homebrewed -10 mount...

I'm actually replacing my homebrewed -10 mount with one of these.

I get the part isn't symmetrical and is made to go more towards the port side.
Has anyone had any luck trimming the top of one of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,858
Posted By AviatorJ
I like that fuel calculation feature. I seem to...

I like that fuel calculation feature. I seem to have a 1 gal delta... I never know if it's because I over filled or under filled. This should help me narrow it down.
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By AviatorJ
Your QB wings come essentially without the bottom...

Your QB wings come essentially without the bottom skins, so you'll have some space to arrange things how you want.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By AviatorJ
I have two alternators, I did two alternator...

I have two alternators, I did two alternator shunts off the B leads... This is mainly because I have a VPX and that gives me a good bit of info as well.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! Good luck on Phase 1

Congrats! Good luck on Phase 1
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By AviatorJ
Here's a write up I did on...

Here's a write up I did on mine;

http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-rv-10-quickbuild-details-and.html

My opinion on the mechanical stall system differs. I installed mine but really wish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By AviatorJ
Most 10's are nose heavy, mine included fully...

Most 10's are nose heavy, mine included fully loaded out with all sorts of things. I left mine in the usual spot and even did a lithium battery. If I fly solo I have a 30 lb weight in the back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By AviatorJ
Do your due diligence and run the tank tests... ...

Do your due diligence and run the tank tests... I had no leaks, and now 100 hours of flying, still have no leaks.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-28-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By AviatorJ
$28K seems a bit absurd, even if it required...

$28K seems a bit absurd, even if it required stripping and a good bit of float work.

I went with GLO Aircraft Painting who is located north of Dallas. They did my 3 color paint job in the low...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats, was great to see it fly!

Congrats, was great to see it fly!
Forum: Autopilots 10-25-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a 507, oddly enough I use the track button...

I have a 507, oddly enough I use the track button a lot more than I thought I would have.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By AviatorJ
I went to the FSDO, brought the plans, my MX...

I went to the FSDO, brought the plans, my MX binder and a laptop with my build log downloaded. We talked maybe 15 mins about the build process, assume he just wanted to be sure I built it and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By AviatorJ
A few years back a set of my A20s wouldn't...

A few years back a set of my A20s wouldn't automatically turn off. I sent them back under warranty for service. I don't remember it taking all that long. Can't remember how long though.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks, wrapped up my oil change at lunch. ...

Thanks, wrapped up my oil change at lunch. Started right up and all temps were normal. It is possible that I pumped to my gas in for a cold start.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By AviatorJ
On start - Weird EGT on cylinder 4

The other day when I started the plane #4 EGT wasn't rising, per the engine log it was lowering to 285 for about a min. One I started taxing it started then spiked to 1305 and then over the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By AviatorJ
I play on XP11 with a payware plane (Twin...

I play on XP11 with a payware plane (Twin Velocity). It has a Dynon PFD/MFD a GTN 750 and 650 modeled in it. It's close enough to my G3X/650 setup that I can practice some procedures on it.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,831
Posted By AviatorJ
Fantastic! Good luck on the flying, itís an...

Fantastic! Good luck on the flying, itís an amazing aircraft.
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,285
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! Iím doing an IPC in the next few weeks.

Congrats! Iím doing an IPC in the next few weeks.
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By AviatorJ
I do, the DAR required me to put a placard for...

I do, the DAR required me to put a placard for the back passengers. I used a sticker I received with the EAA builder kit. At some point I might change it but I'm not overly concerned. It gets the...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By AviatorJ
Pardon any typos in the document. IE the cover...

Pardon any typos in the document. IE the cover page... I'll correct them as I find them but there's bound to be a number of them in there.

Also here's a link to the Checklist Editor tool...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By AviatorJ
POH and G3X Checklists

Wanted to share the 'POH' I put together for the plane. I basically copied the format of some production aircraft and put it in a smaller 'mini binder' format. The idea is that one, it tracks info...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By AviatorJ
I went with Rockerswitch...

I went with Rockerswitch Pros....https://rockerswitchpros.com/

Only 7 months into flying but I still like them.
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By AviatorJ
https://postimages.org/

https://postimages.org/
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By AviatorJ
Donít see the pictures. If you want to have a...

Donít see the pictures. If you want to have a call I can get on the phone and help you sort through the parts. Shoot me an Msg.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By AviatorJ
What are your levels? I have an IO-540 with 9:1...

What are your levels?

I have an IO-540 with 9:1 compressions. It seems to spit out anything much more than 8 quarts.
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By AviatorJ
Those look nice. Might plan on installing those...

Those look nice. Might plan on installing those at my condition inspection. Looks like per your pictures they'll work with Matcos.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By AviatorJ
I ran 3 3/4 on each side, so 6 total. I used them...

I ran 3 3/4 on each side, so 6 total. I used them all, then again I have a lot of stuff shoved in my plane.
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By AviatorJ
I like that idea Carl. I'm assuming Vans doesn't...

I like that idea Carl. I'm assuming Vans doesn't custom bend their corrugated metal. Does anyone know a match for the material?
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By AviatorJ
I have Dual G3X, G5 and a GTN 650. I have the...

I have Dual G3X, G5 and a GTN 650. I have the GA-35 for the GTN and two GA56's, one for the G3X and one for the G5.

All seem to work great!
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a Rod Bowers set up with my air tact...

I have a Rod Bowers set up with my air tact installed with quarter turn attachments. So taking that part on and off is about a 2 min job and extremely easy. Also gets me pretty much unfettered...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,391
Posted By AviatorJ
My evaporator is probably about 6" from two of my...

My evaporator is probably about 6" from two of my GPS antennas and I have no issues. My comm and magnometer is maybe 2' or so and I don't seem to have any issues with those either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By AviatorJ
Maybe some are most polished than others. I...

Maybe some are most polished than others. I loaded up the RV-10 one a few years ago and it was just a 3D model. I didn't want to mess with building a panel, skinning and modifying flight...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,313
Posted By AviatorJ
I don't have any pictures of my install. It...

I don't have any pictures of my install. It however looks exactly like Greg's, I used his pictures along with his drawings to determine location. The only difference is I painted my 'lock' piece...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By AviatorJ
It appears Vans really doesn't want you changing...

It appears Vans really doesn't want you changing any of their base design. They probably wouldn't be a fan of my airhorn..
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,313
Posted By AviatorJ
On the angle I used maybe 1/8th thick. The...

On the angle I used maybe 1/8th thick. The spacer, not 100%, just use something that fits the space. The purpose is to prevent buckling of the skin or otherwise damaging it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By AviatorJ
I wired both. My lemos have some static, my...

I wired both. My lemos have some static, my standards do not. I assume something is grounding out properly, just doesn’t bother me enough to troubleshoot at this time.
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By AviatorJ
I would assume most builders go through the same...

I would assume most builders go through the same thought of feeling stagnant, or wanting to hire someone in. I know I did, several times. Instead I just hammered away and only built when I really...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By AviatorJ
I have it and I love it. Hit with the ladies and...

I have it and I love it. Hit with the ladies and children alike!

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tdu9RArRHik/XReSjNx66SI/AAAAAAAAHnM/xl_IZE7kchs5k1XtsNu7JvhkrzzZEFPBwCLcBGAs/s640/RV10-37.jpg
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By AviatorJ
Has it ever been run on a test cell?

Has it ever been run on a test cell?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By AviatorJ
For my 10 I stole part of Greg's...

For my 10 I stole part of Greg's idea-

http://www.nwacaptain.com/rudder_lock.html

I just did the bracket on the tail and the aluminium piece that slides in. This controls the rudder and for the...
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 434,414
Posted By AviatorJ
That looks great!

That looks great!
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,391
Posted By AviatorJ
May have misinterpreted me. I still have off -...

May have misinterpreted me. I still have off - low - med - high settings, however when I have it on 'high' the axial fan will kick on as well. This increases the velocity through my overhead vents....
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,391
Posted By AviatorJ
As do I! I can vouch for the new set up, as Greg...

As do I! I can vouch for the new set up, as Greg and I installed the evaporator in the picture into my plane last week. Itís a snug fit but Greg did a fantastic job in designing for the spacing...
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By AviatorJ
My port side leaks once in awhile. I have some...

My port side leaks once in awhile. I have some extra prongs but havenít swapped it yet. Whatís the ACS part numbers for the ones you guys are talking about?
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,386
Posted By AviatorJ
They're the stock RV-10 louvers. Next time I...

They're the stock RV-10 louvers.




Next time I download all my log data (Oil change typically), I can compare my current cruise speeds with some previous trips. If there are any major delta's I'll...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,386
Posted By AviatorJ
I've been battling with higher than desired CHTs...

I've been battling with higher than desired CHTs (>400). At the time I only had two cowl flaps in the same location as the default RV-10 louvers. Typically my hot cylinders were 1,2,5,6. At times a...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,781
Posted By AviatorJ
Hereís where I put mine. I used self tapping...

Hereís where I put mine. I used self tapping screws.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OFPImA7P6og/XEJSEAuWMAI/AAAAAAAAHVc/8TIlf0H_ceQjS8dVrCo0tzRw-wWXSJFPACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0884%25281%2529.jpg

Scott is...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By AviatorJ
Good stuff!

Good stuff!
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,386
Posted By AviatorJ
Not to hijack the thread but I would like to see...

Not to hijack the thread but I would like to see those pictures!
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,386
Posted By AviatorJ
I have cowl flaps in lieu of louvers.... Iíve...

I have cowl flaps in lieu of louvers.... Iíve been working on baffle and cowl improvements and recently got my temps where full power take offs are manageable on a 95 degree day.

Still working on...
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By AviatorJ
That's what I ended up doing. Along with that I...

That's what I ended up doing. Along with that I made some more space behind #6 with some shims, double checked all lower baffles and RTV'd around any gaps that didn't involve a cylinder.

Happy to...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By AviatorJ
That hangar looks as cool as the plane... almost.

That hangar looks as cool as the plane... almost.
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks Guy I appreciate it. If itís working for...

Thanks Guy I appreciate it. If itís working for you then Iím going to give it a go!

On the foam whatís a commonly available low expansion foam?
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By AviatorJ
Closing in ramps around Governor

It seemed like a good idea after paint to take the cowling off and start evaluating and correcting any baffle adjustments/leaks that need attention.

One of my known leaks is the cutout area around...
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